Urban Decay has done it again. The NAKED line has been extended to this 6 shade matte palette full of neutrals. These shades are versatile and can be worn alone or paired to enhance other palettes.
My first impression of this was that I did not need it. However, I couldn’t help but give it a try since I adore the other NAKED and NAKED2 sets.
At $27.00 (Sephora) for six .05 oz shadows, you’re paying roughly $5.00 per shadow which is close to what you pay for the larger NAKED palettes. People whined and complained the NAKED and NAKED2 did not have enough matte shades, so Urban Decay answered your prayers!
Let’s break down the colors.
Venus is a pearl off-white with slight shimmer. This is the only demi-matte shade in the palette since it is not completely matte. This color is buttery and gives a nice sheen to the lid.
Foxy is a creamy, pale yellow that is also found in the NAKED2 palette. The color is smooth but doesn’t look much different than W.O.S. on the eye.
Walk of Shame or W.O.S. is a nude beige that reminds me of MAC’s Painterly Paint Pot. This is my favorite light color in the palette because the pigmentation is wonderful and it’s smooth to work with.
Naked2 is a warm taupe that is cooler than the Naked eyeshadow found in the Naked1 palette. I prefer a warmer transition shade but it’s very easy to work with.
Faint is a muted medium brown with slight warmth. This is hands down my favorite color in the palette because I don’t have anything like it in my collection. It’s a unique neutral brown with a hint of warmth. This shade is gorgeous mixed with gold or peach eyeshadows.
Crave is a deep matte black. Watch out because this color is EXTREMELY pigmented. One dip into the pan and you’ve got enough black for your whole face! However, it is very easy to blend and work with. The texture is very velvety.
Each eye shadows features Urban Decay’s new Pigment Infusion System™, that claims to provide velvety texture, high color, staying power, and blendability.
Overall, I think this is a perfect neutral palette for travel, work, or daily use. Personally, I like to switch up my eyeshadow colors daily, so for me I love pairing it with bright or shimmery colors. The matte shades the Naked Basics contain are ideal for transition and crease colors.
Is this something you HAVE to have? No.
Is it something you will get a lot of use out of? Yes.
If you love neutrals than this palette is something you should take a look at! I’m loving this palette a lot more than I thought I would because it’s such a practical selection of shades. What are your thoughts on the palette? Love it? Hate it? Let me know down below!